Traffic has increased on the Golden Gate Bridge, but the number of accidents remained low.Vehicle traffic on the bridge that spans the entrance to San Francisco Bay increased during the month of January, with more than 3.1 million cars crossing the span. Read More
More than 150 feet of power lines came down in the Sunset district near Duboce Triangle Saturday night, causing outages and disrupting service on Muni's N-Judah line for several hours, a Muni spokesman said.
About 150 to 200 feet of power lines came down near Judah Street and 22nd Avenue, and near Duboce Avenue and Fillmore Street, at about 5:55 p.m., Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
No injuries were reported, but the N-Judah line stopped service near the fallen lines and did start running again until about 10:10 p.m., Rose said. Read More
The massive proposed development on the Cargill salt ponds will either make the mid-Peninsula a commuter’s nightmare or ease the gridlock by taking long-distance drivers off the roads.
Those competing views of the planned 12,000-home Saltworks development’s impact on transportation — the subject of a city meeting this week — reflect a central issue in the debate over the project, which includes 1 million square feet of office space, new parks and more than 400 acres of restored wetlands. Read More
BART experienced major systemwide delays during the Friday evening commute when several pieces of metal on the tracks near the West Oakland station forced the agency to temporarily stop running trains through the Transbay Tube, an agency spokesman said.
A 25-year-old bicyclist weaving through traffic on a fixed-gear bike with no brakes sent a 61-year-old woman to the hospital in critical condition after colliding with her last week in a Mission Terrace intersection.The incident highlights the danger of some fixed-gear bikes, commonly known as “fixies” because one gear is affixed to the rear wheel. Such bikes cannot coast, which means the pedals are constantly moving and can be used for braking. Read More
Five BART directors from an array of political leanings voted to ask General Manager Dorothy Dugger to resign last week, but the unifying grievance among the group remains unclear.
In a surprise development Feb. 10 in closed session, five of BART’s nine directors asked Dugger to resign. The vote was rescinded after members raised concerns the board may have violated the state’s open-meetings law by failing to provide proper public notice. Read More
Starting in May, motorists will face detours on the Bay Bridge that will allow construction of the new eastern span to wrap up four to six months ahead of schedule, a Caltrans spokesman said Thursday. The detours are necessary because the bridge's current westbound lanes are directly in the path of the new eastern span, spokesman Bart Ney told reporters at a briefing near the bridge Thursday morning. Read More
Heavy wind and rain has delayed flights by more than two hours at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning, an airport duty manager said.Air traffic has been reduced to about half its normal rate, with about 25 arrivals and departures per hour, Duty Manager Mike Towle said.“It’s raining like heck out here,” he said. “We’re getting hit so hard that departures and arrivals are uncharacteristically low.”Towle said at about 8:45 a.m. that there was no estimate yet as to when flights would begin to be back on schedule. Read More
Travel between San Francisco and the Big Easy just got a little bit easier.More than five years after United Airlines suspended direct service between San Francisco and New Orleans, the airline announced its first such direct flight since Hurricane Katrina will depart Thursday morning.Direct service, which had been suspended immediately following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, will resume with a flight departing from New Orleans on Thursday that is expected to arrive in San Francisco shortly before 10 a.m. Read More
Traffic is once again flowing on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco after a minor-injury collision blocked a segment of the roadway Thursday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.Located just north of U.S. Highway 101, the crash was reported by a driver at 4:56 a.m. and involved three vehicles, CHP Sgt. John Carman said.Emergency medical personnel from the San Francisco fire department responded to the scene of the crash and transported an unknown number of victims who sustained minor injuries, Carman said. Read More